Thursday, February 18, 2010

Our Family

It's been months since I last posted, so I thought that it was about time for a new one (You're welcome, Gina). And, as you can see we're adding another little boy to our family in April. We're all very excited!!! We had these pictures taken last summer~Enjoy!

Sunday, May 3, 2009


So there are some things that I've realized in my life up to this point. One of those things is that traditions in a family are extremely important. I've realized that traditions are the glue that holds a family together and keeps everyone close. I am so grateful to have a mom that has created these traditions in our family. My family is so important to me. I love all of them so much and I am so grateful for each one of them.

Easter is full of tradition in my family. It starts out with the Easter Egg hunt at John's Park. We then go to my mom's house. She has an Easter Egg hunt for the kids and then a treasure hunt for them. She doesn't leave the adult kids out. We get to have an Easter Egg hunt with just us. The eggs have money in them. My parents are extremely generous. All of us are very competitive, so it's always fun to see who gets the most money. Gina may even tell you that I tackled her for an egg, all I can say is that I'm pleading the 5th, but it was so worth it.

Easter Festivities

John's Park Easter Egg Hunt. Steve helped Keaton while I ran between the three locations trying to get pictures of everyone.

The hunt was a success. Chase searched for a very long time for a prize egg. He was so excited to find one and get a kite. Unfortunately the other two weren't so lucky.

Keaton having fun on Grandma Diane's tramp after the Easter Egg Hunt at her house.

Breeley has a major sweet tooth. She enjoyed the candy from the eggs she found at Grandma's.

Chase scored big. He had money in every single egg that he found.

The yearly treasure hunt at Grandma's. Ed was reading the clue for the kids.

Breeley found a clue.

Rustyn and Chase got sent to the barn for their treasure hunt. Everyone ended up with coaster cars for the treasure. They are so much fun. Steve and I even hop on and ride them on occasion.

Easter morning-the kids all hunted for their Easter baskets. Chase's basket was the hardest to find, but he didn't give up.

Keaton, Chase, and Breeley in their new Easter clothes.

Dying Easter Eggs

Keaton loved coloring on them with crayons first. He wanted to dye the eggs all by himself. Luckily he let Steve help with putting them in the dye. He flew through his. He just liked putting them in and pulling them out.

Breeley mostly just colored hers, she didn't have the patience to draw pictures or anything like that. A few came out with drawings, mostly just color though.

Chase was worried about getting dye on his shirt, so he was sporting skin. He took the longest of anyone, he paid a lot of attention to detail. His eggs were mostly adorned with Kawasaki things.

Rustyn was hanging out with us this night, so he joined in on the festivities. This picture cracks me up, he's such a ham. He was totally posing for this picture.

The finished product. They hardly ate any of them, but they sure did have fun coloring them.

Classroom Easter Parties

I am so grateful that I can be a stay-at-home mom. I absolutely love it because it allows me to be involved with my kids at home and at school. I love going to help at school. It's so fun to get to know the different kids and their personalities. I was able to help with both of my kids Easter parties this year.

Breeley having her kindergarten snack. I made these little nests out of crumb doughnuts and Robins Egg candies. They turned out really cute if I do say so myself.

The kids got to do different stations. This one was bunny bowling. They were pretty good at knocking the bunnies down.
Chase enjoying his treat too.
The kids got to spray silly string at this station, oh my heck, what a mess!!! They sure had fun though. The clean up, not so fun.

We were short a parent in Chase's class so Taylor agreed to come and help. Thanks, Tay!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

This and That...

These are just some cute pictures that I've taken.

Apparently we wore our boys out this day.

Keaton climbed up on the couch like this. Before we knew it he was fast asleep. We got a good laugh over this one. This was the same night that Chase fell asleep on the couch.

Apparently this is comfortable to him.

Breeley and Keaton love to play together. Breeley was a cowgirl and Keaton was a superhero.

This was about the last time Keaton sucked his binky. He decided to be a big boy in about a week's time. He was potty trained & gave up the binky in February. My baby is growing up. :-(

I thought this was a cute picture of Chase and Steve. This was after the last Jr. Jazz game. Steve was Chase's coach. He thinks his dad is the greatest and always tries to be like him. I have to admit, he is pretty darn great.

Logan Dance Competition

Breeley had a dance competition in Logan. We decided to make a little trip out of it. We stayed overnight in Logan. We took the kids to Frederico's for pizza and then took them back to the hotel for swimming, the only thing that Breeley cared about. We spent the day between the dance competition and Grandma Hobbs' house.

Chase, Steve, Keaton, and Breeley

Keaton and Steve-I volunteered to watch from the sidelines and take photos. I know, it was nice of me. Good thing Steve's such a good sport.

Breeley and her dance friend, Ruby Ann. She was so happy to have a friend there.

Chase helped Keaton swim. I don't know what's up with Keaton's face. He pulls this face all the time, he's quite the guy.

Chase had a little too much fun with the bubbles from the hot tub.

Breeley's "Shake Your Tail Feather" Dance

Breeley's "Beauty School Drop Out" Dance-She's in the middle. The hats on their heads are curlers.